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live4ever

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01-12-2011 12:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vise veritas

Maybe it’s the techie in me, but this workbench gizmo kind of turns me on. lol

It’s not a replacement by any means for your standard vises, but I’ve gotta say, it’s slick. Anyone have one or play with one?

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=66819&cat=1,41659

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Simons44

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 12:30 AM

I recently saw an advertisement for that in FWW. It was something I wanted to research more and depending on reviews put in a future workbench. As you said, not a replacement but I’m into gizmo’s and gadgets too.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 02:44 AM

I have one and really like it. There was no way I could mount a tail vise on my sad bench, but this gave me a lot of the same functionality.

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Keith Fenton

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 03:12 AM

I just got the new catalog and noticed it on the back. I was showing it to everybody and saying “doesn’t that look cool !” Great minds and all that :)

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 05:13 PM

When I first saw this I thought it really looked cool. Then I thought – What does this do that I can’t do with my tail vise and bench dogs?

I also though – I would be constantly blowing sawdust out of this thing with my air compressor. When ever you do that you get an unpleasant cloud of dust in the air.

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 05:33 PM

“Sexy”?—————Well it is kind of cute. I saw that the other day. It might certainly have its place.

Rich: I like blowing dust around in my shop. Living in West Texas, it sort of reminds me of being outside.

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 05:38 PM

Bravo, Rich! Indeed, I saw this in the new suppliment catalog, and said to myself, “why not put that old 7” Record vise back on the workbench, with some 5/4 pads with 3/4 dowel bored in for dogs? So I did! Free. Plus…it’s a functioning jaw vise as well!! So much Lee-Valley stuff is pure eyewash. Walking around the store, half the customers look like they’ve never gotten their hands dirty in their life; this vise contraption would be right up their alley.
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#7 posted 01-12-2011 05:59 PM

Some of it may be “eyewash”, but Rob Lee and the gang sure do run a tight ship, and anything bought from them will be high quality. Oh, some of us do wash up before we go out in public.
Bill

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 06:03 PM

Bill.. I hope somebody can tell me why this limited-use device is preferable to a bench vise. Except for the ‘Wow’ factor that is missing in your typical versatile workhorse bench vise for the same money. I have not questioned the ‘high quality’ of their merchandise.

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Paul C.

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 06:06 PM

My bench is in a very tight space, with no overhang on the right side at all (it was “inherited”.) The little gizmo made it possible to have a tail vise.

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 06:54 PM

There are products out there that some feel are useless, and jury rig something else, and some products that folks can justify and purchase.
I happen to think this is a great gizmo for those that appreciate quality tools.

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poopiekat

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#11 posted 01-12-2011 07:13 PM

Understood, Paul, and I wouldn’t have thought of your particular need. The promotional photos present it in use on a bench with lots of overhang, thus prompting my question why a less-versatile tool would be more attractive than a standard vise. I wince at the term ‘gizmo’ but I’m glad that this device solved a particular problem for you!.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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bigike

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#12 posted 01-12-2011 07:30 PM

Sorry, I can’t give a sexy to this but it is very smooth. A very nice idea too.

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#13 posted 01-12-2011 07:42 PM

ah, what would we do without tool porn?

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#14 posted 01-12-2011 09:11 PM

It was reasonably priced, to boot. :-)

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